The Maryland Resolutions, and the Objections to Them Considered

E. J. Coale & Company, 1822 - 39 pages

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Page 30 - American army, shall be considered as a common fund for the use and benefit of such of the United States, as have become or shall become members of the confederation or federal alliance of the said states, Virginia inclusive, according to their usual respective proportions in the general charge and expenditure, and shall be faithfully and bona fide disposed of for that purpose, and for no other use or purpose whatsoever.
Page 12 - States, that every and each tract of land sold by the United States, from and after the first day of January next, shall remain exempt from any tax laid by order or under the authority of the state, whether for state, county, or township, or any other purpose whatever, for the term of five years from and after the day of sale...
Page 30 - September last, shall be disposed of for the common benefit of the United States and be settled and formed into distinct republican States, which shall become members of the Federal Union and have the same rights of sovereignty, freedom and independence as the other States...
Page 11 - That the section number sixteen, in every township, and where such section has been sold, granted or disposed of, other lands equivalent thereto and most contiguous to the same, shall be granted to the inhabitants of such township, for the use of schools.
Page 11 - ... the same to be used under such terms and conditions and regulations as the legislature of the said state shall direct: Provided: the said legislature shall never sell nor lease the same for a longer period than ten years.
Page 11 - That the six miles reservation, including the salt springs, commonly called the Scioto salt springs, the salt springs near the Muskingum river, and in the military tract, with the sections of land which include the same...
Page 12 - State, shall provide, by an ordinance, irrevocable without the consent of the United States...
Page 6 - That the states, in whose favor congress have not made appropriations of land, for the purposes of education, are entitled to such appropriations as will correspond, in a just proportion, with those heretofore made in favor of the other states.
Page 6 - The public lands are laid off into townships, six miles square, by lines running with the cardinal points; these townships are then divided into thirty-six sections, each a mile square, and containing 640 acres, which are designated by numbers. Section No. 16, which is always a central section, has invariably been appropriated, (and provision has been made by law for the like appropriation in future surveys), for the support of common schools in each township.
Page 19 - ... impediment would have been thrown in the way of emigration, which has constantly and uniformly operated to prevent the growth of their numbers, wealth, and power ; for which disadvantage the appreciation of their interest in the public lands consequent upon emigration can afford no adequate compensation. It appearing, then, perfectly clear to your committee that emigration is exclusively advantageous to the new States, whose population, wealth, and power are thereby increased at the expense of...

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